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Ranunculus.]                       FLORA INDICA.                                      31
bably very variable in both.. M. Javanicus, Bl. (Hook, in Lond. Journ. Bot. vii.
1.17), is closely allied to both, but is more glabrous than either^ with procumbent or
sarmentose stems, and leaf-opposed, one-flowered pedicels. The achenia are the same
ia all three.
5.  R. pnlchellus (C. A. Meyer, in Led. Fl. Alt. ii. 333); caule
erecto, folSs radicalibus ovali-oblongis indivisis vel ad medium usque
trilobis.—iLedeb. Ic. Alt. t. Ill! II. Ross. i. 33.   E. longicaulis, O. A.
Meyer, I.&.; Ledeb. /<?. AIL t. 117.   E. salsuginosus, Wall Cat. 4708!
non Pall.   E. flammula, Don! in Royle III. 53.   E. membranaceus,
Royle/ III. 53.    R/nephelogenes, Edyew.l in Linn. T)\ xx, 28.    Ea-
nunculus, No. 18, 19, Sir. et Wint. Herb.!
HAS. Afghanistan, Grif.f in Tibet occ. alt. 10-18,000 ped., ubique
vulgatissimus!; Kanawer! et in Sikkim int. alt. 14-18,000 ped.!—(p. v.)
DISTBIB. Sibiria altaica! et Baikalensis! Mongolia Chinensis!
Herba erecta, simplex vel sccpius parce ramosa, 1-12-uacialis, ranis elongatis
subaphyllis apice 1-floris. Folia radicalla lanceolata, oblonga vel late ovalia, obtusa
vel acuta,- nervosa, indivisa vel grosse dentata vel ad medium usque 3-7-loba, lobis
oblongis basi non angustatis; caulina inferiors petiolata, lanceolata, indivisa vel tri-
fida, suprema sessilia, linearia vel trisecta, Peduncuti elongati, sulcati, pubescentes,
Flares solitarii, diametro i-pollicares. Sepala patentia, elliptica, membnmacea, dorso
pilosa puberulave, apice sscpe nigricantia. Petala late obovata, sepalis dimicio lon-
giora. Achenia, in capitulum ovale vel oblongum collecta, nnmerosa, parva, glabra,
ovalia, viz compressa, stylo subrecto compresso fere acquilongo apiculata.
Planfa pojvmorpha: variat—1. simplex vel ramosa; 2. foliis ornnibus indivisis,
vel radicalibus indivisis caulinis trifidis vel trisectis, vel foliis omnibus trifidis; 3.
glabra vel pubesccns, intcrdum a^presse scricea. Hsc formtc ut varietatcs non dis-
tinguendse, qnnm formes innumerte intermedisc occurrunt. In forma sericca (R.
membranaceus, Boyle) folia radicalia interdum glabenima sunt, omnino ut in planta
iypica.
6.  R. lobatos (Jacquem. mss, Camb.! in Jacq. Voy. Bot. p. 5.
1.1JB); caule diffuse non stolonifero, foliis radicalibus rotundatis cre-
nato-lobatis.—E. salsuginosus, Don! in Royle III. 53.
HAB. In Himalayas interioris alpibus, alt. 12-16,000 ped.: Zanskar!
Ladak! Piti! Kanawer 1 Hundes! Kumaon! Sikkim!—(v. v.)
Herba 2-5-pollicaris, glabra vel puberula, 1-pauciflora. Folia radtealia J-l-pol-
Jicaria, rotnndata vel reniformia, coriacea, basi cordata vel ctineata, apice obtusa, cre-
nato-dentata; caulina tridentata, seepe fascicolata. Jlores -|-^ poll. diam. Sepafo
ovalia. Petala duplo longiora, late obovata, emarginata vel rotnndata. Achenia in
capitulum ovatum collecta, obovata vel subglobosa, vii compressa, stylo longo recto
apiculata.
Intermediate between It. CymbaZaria and JR. futcheUus, but diSeriug from both
in habit and in its large flowers.
7.  R. Cymbalariae (Fursh, Fl. Bor. Am. n. 392); stoloniferus,
foliis rotundatis vel oblongis varie lobatis, scapis 1-paucifloris.—DC.
Prod. i. 33; SchkcU. Anim. 32; Ledeb. IL Ross. i. 34; Hook. W.
Bor. Am. i 11; Torrey et Gray, JL JBor. Am. i. 17.    E. salsuginosus,
Pall.; DC. Prod. i. 33; Schlecht. Anim. 22.    E. plantaginifolius,JJfwrr. /
Ledeb. M. Ross. i. 33.   E. nalophilus, Schleckt. Anim. 23. t. iv./. 1.   E.
tridentatus, H. B. K.